[Mailman-Users] mail from emergency moderated list

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Dec 21 20:30:05 CET 2004

Brad Knowles wrote:

>At 12:09 PM +0100 2004-12-21, jimk's second account wrote:
>>  Received: from agora.rdrop.com (92 at localhost [])	by
>>  agora.rdrop.com (8.13.1/8.12.7) with ESMTP id iBLAMeNr025963;
>>	Tue, 21 Dec 2004 02:30:42 -0800 (PST)	(envelope-from
>     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>  mmsa-readers-bounces at rdrop.com)
>>  Received: from web42003.mail.yahoo.com (web42003.mail.yahoo.com
>>  [])	by agora.rdrop.com (8.13.1/8.12.7) with SMTP
>>  id iBFI30PA031420	for <mmsa-readers at rdrop.com>;
>>  Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:03:00 -0800 (PST)	(envelope-from gerardoab at yahoo.com)
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>  Received: (qmail 11968 invoked by uid 60001); 15 Dec 2004 18:02:50 -0000
>                                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>	Looks like these messages got held up within the Yahoo! mail 
>system, according to these date-time stamps.  There's not a whole lot 
>you can do about this, unfortunately.

I think Brad may have looked a little too quickly at this. It looks to
me like the messages spent the 5+ days in agora.rdrop.com which looks
like your Mailman server.

Since the messages weren't caught in emergency moderation, they
presumably got past that before you turned that on. Therefore they are
either queued in Mailman or in the outgoing MTA. As Tokio said in
another post

>If you have shell access and mailman privilege, then you can
>stop mailman qrunners by bin/mailmanctl stop and inspect the
>queue files in queues/*.

I think he meant qfiles/*. Look particularly in qfiles/out/ and
qfiles/retry/. If you find message files there, you can just delete
them, although if you delete everything, you might be deleting posts
you want.

If the messages arent queued in Mailman, they are probably in the MTA.
if you have sufficient access, you may be able to use a 'mailq'
command or something similar to identify which entries you can delete.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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